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Understanding the Business Value of Renewable Energy Certificates
Jan. 13, 2011
1:00 -2:00 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members
Everyone has heard of Renewable Energy Certificates, but few have a true understanding for how they work and how to successfully utilize them. Join us for this Affiliate Council-led webinar as we explore the basics of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), and discover how they can become a simple and effective tool in your Greenhouse Gas Management effort.
Gets the facts on RECs including:
- What is a REC?
- The difference between a REC and a carbon offset
- Reporting Requirements
- Rules regarding renewable energy marketing claims
- RECs pricing
- The financial implications of utilizing RECs
This webinar is intended for:
- EHS and sustainability professionals trying reduce GHG emissions
- Managers that need to know the right situations for using RECs.
- Anyone with a modern energy portfolio!
Featuring presentations by:
- Marian C. Hwang, Principal, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
- Steve McDougal, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, 3Degrees
- Brian Megali, Project Manager, ICF International
Moderated by: Margery Moore, Director of EHS Strategic Alliances,BNA
Marian C. Hwang
Marian Hwang has been an environmental attorney with Miles & Stockbridge P.C. since 1987, chairs its Environmental Practice Group, and is certified as a LEED Green Associate by the U.S. Green Building Council. The breadth of her experiences representing multinational and national clients has enabled Ms. Hwang to develop practical solutions to complex issues, whether involving complicated real estate/corporate acquisitions or divestitures to complex multi-defendant toxic tort claims and multi-facility compliance matters. Ms. Hwang serves as outside national environmental counsel for one of the firm’s major clients. She has authored and lectured extensively before the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Government Institutes, National Business Institute, MICPEL and corporations on various environmental subjects. She also serves on boards of many community, civic and professional organizations, and has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America (Environmental Law) from 2007 to present.
Steve McDougal is co-founder and Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, of 3Degrees. In this capacity, Steve leads 3Degrees' Green Power and Carbon Balancing Services group and supervises 3Degrees' marketing efforts across the U.S. Before co-founding 3Degrees in 2007, Steve served from 2003 to 2006 as Director of Business Development for the Utility Partnership and Renewable Energy Certificates Division of 3 Phases Energy. During this time, Steve led national direct sales and marketing efforts to large Fortune 500 corporation, successfully adding many household name brand companies to the firm's list of green power customers.
Steve was honored at the 10th National Green Power Marketing Conference in 2005, when he accepted the Green Power Beacon Award at the Green Power Leadership Awards Ceremony on behalf of his team’s ground-breaking work building large-scale corporate demand for green energy in the U.S. Prior to his work at 3Degrees and 3 Phases, Steve directed business development at CNET Networks, one of the leading online resources for technology news and product reviews. At CNET, Steve restructured the company's sales program and developed new products related to the company's acquisition of ZDNET.
Steve's professional experience also includes product development consulting work for Fortune 500 corporations, and management of business development at a venture-funded software company. A native of Chicago, Steve has a BA in political science and economics from Colorado College and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Brian Megali is a Project Manager in ICF Energy, Climate, and Transportation Practice. He has five years of experience in renewable energy, fuels, and environmental analysis. He currently leads ICF’s U.S. private sector renewable energy group. Projects completed include renewable asset valuations and renewable energy credit (REC) forward price forecasts as well as renewable energy investment strategy development, litigation support, and policy analysis for investors, utilities, and project developers. Brian also coordinates ICF’s flagship quarterly publication, the Integrated Energy Outlook. The Outlook is a fully integrated and multi-sectoral analysis of U.S. emissions, fuels, renewable energy, and power markets. Prior to joining ICF, Brian served as editor of a weekly fuel and power markets publication for Argus Media Group, writing features and providing forward price assessments of major power markets in the United States.